Somya Dixit is a human rights activist and researcher. Her interest in intersex human rights and policy research developed when she was studying for her Master’s in International Human Rights Law from the University of Leeds. She wrote her master’s thesis on ‘Protecting Intersex: The Need to Recognize Intersex Status and Their Autonomy by Employing Substantive Equality.’ Her research revolved around intersex status in Australia and Malta.
She worked on various projects on women (IGNITE), children (MAD), and LGBTI (FLOYDING INDIA) rights when she was pursuing her Bachelor’s in Law. Somya has also worked on the issues related to migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in India for a brief period of period.
Somya commenced her 24-month Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowship at Dublin City University in Ireland in February 2022.